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December 23, 2008 04:17 PM

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cmilian

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I updated the firmware and since it was lagging I went back to 4.09b. It worked, I did ad-hoc connection. Changed the IP and put my wireless security number. Rebooted the rovio and I cant see him no longer. I am trying to connect the rovio via USB but my computer does not find the Rovio 1.0 USB driver. HEEELLLP !!!!

ps. I am running Vista 64 Bit.

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December 23, 2008 7:30 PM

I had this happen too. What worked for me was I turned off the Rovio, plugged in USB turned on Rovio until the computer saw it as a drive that needed to be formated (repeated this many times). Once you see it as a drive, unplug USB (DO NOT turn of Rovio) and plug back in and run setup software.

Good luck, hope it works for you.

Let us know if it does.

PLEASE LET ME BE A BETA TESTER!!!

December 23, 2008 9:31 PM

I got it to work on my other Vista Machine.

Thanks for your reply.

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December 23, 2008 9:56 PM

Was the other Vista machine 64bit as well?

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December 23, 2008 10:03 PM

No the other was 32 bit.

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February 8, 2009 11:08 AM updated: February 8, 2009 11:14 AM

I was under the impression that the driver was not compatible with vista x64.
In vista x64 all drivers need specific approvals and driver signing.
Even if you turn drivers signing off it wont pick the rovio 1.0 driver. Due to vista architecture.

The win x32 driver allows variabeles to be written directly to the hardware. x64 does not allow that anymore. (layerd)

My best guess that it has to do something with this.

February 8, 2009 12:07 PM

Could it be extracted from Vista 32 bit and installed on 64 bit? There are a whol lot of other 32 bit srivers that work.

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February 8, 2009 4:17 PM

That's interesting. I haven't heard much talk about 32 vs. 64 bit regarding Windows 7 beta, Vista's successor. I wonder what the story is with Windows 7?

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February 8, 2009 4:48 PM

Probably the same with W7. It's a lack of a 64 bit driver problem. I did try to graph the driver over from XP but it didn't work. It could be the driver is really 16 bits and you can't thunk a 16 bit driver in x64.

February 8, 2009 5:28 PM

Now I got a Virtual PC image of XP, but guess what? No USB support.

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February 8, 2009 8:11 PM

@cmilian,

Yes it's looking like a reset button on the Rovio would have been a good addition. Then you could always go back to "ad hoc" mode.

-- roschler

Nanabot - And One Robot To Rule Them All The under $100 game playing, conversational robot

February 8, 2009 8:26 PM updated: February 8, 2009 8:26 PM

Hey All,

My rovio's been dead for about a week now. Tried all of the solutions on here (and other threads) but none work.

Now i'm waiting for this 'tool' that wowwee are meant to be putting on Robo Comnmunity. That puts rovio back into a usable state.

Wowwee support said it should be available in the coming weeks. But understandably could not commit to a date.

Cheers

February 8, 2009 8:27 PM

This will be a lot of help.

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February 8, 2009 8:38 PM

absolutely. the recovery tool would have been good from the start...

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February 21, 2009 6:09 PM

plu, the only way to do it is with a Vista 32 bit, or xp Machine. what are you running?

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